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Hi Lithy, my view on microphone is good sound or a brilliantly playing a song through mic depends on skill of playing and quality of harp not the mic. A standard mic is enough for harp playing. I himself do use a standard Indian mic at the time of recording only. So, I think only 10 percent depend on mic for good playing. I never concentrate on mic for harp playing. This is my personal view ofcourse, some may be defer.
Any of you savvy with all the different microphones on the market?
I currently have 2 mics, a Green Bullet 520DX and a fabulous little 'Bottle o' Blues' I bought from the US... best few dollars I ever spent on this little gem.
Was thinking of purchasing a Bulletizer Shure Ultimate 545 from Blowsmeaway Productions in the US. Have any of you had any comments from harp players using this microphone or heard anyone performing with it?
Thanks gents for your input. Most appreciated.
Will have to play around with it. Will transfer the song onto my amazing slowdowner app and chip away at it.
What a harp playing!!
A brief look at learning tongue blocking and my struggle to learn it. (www.theharmonicablog.com/two-years-ago/)
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Hi Vicmale, thanks for your valuable advice. Actually, I am having some drawback. I can't read music and a left-hander also. So, I have to research on chromatic before even thinking on every purchase......swapan
There is no difference in playing whether you use sheet music or tab. The sound is louder with a cross slide as the holes are larger. There is a little more distance when you push the slide in or out. Unless you play extremely fast, the last point is unnoticeable.
Hi Sarge, I liked your rendition of "Up a Lazy River" and especially your improvisation .i am not a lover of vamping,as I stopped that years ago,but you put it over very nicely.Well Done.Eric33. I would appreciate it if you could play it again without the vamping.
Thanks Vicmale. Then I think straight slide will be easier for me, because of in case of cross slide I have to change or practice a bit on my playing style.
Reminds me of a calliope -in a good way
That's a great book, I think my copy has vanished into the other half's lockup, but she's excavating that so I may see the book again one day, Might get it out of the library in the meantime.
I'll update that last post a little now that I played around with it a bit.
Seems like G harmonica, so I'm thinking it's in the key of D
(I had the best luck with holes 2 thru 5)
That's how it seems to shape up for me, I'm curious if I'm correct...so 'I may be wrong 'disclaimer...heh
Is this the song,... I had never heard of it before...
I didn't tab it out or anything, but seems he's keeping the rhythm and running his notes on the lower end of the harp
mostly 1 through 4. I think once you get the rhythm going you can add the single notes as your ability allows.
That way you could have fun with the tune and start getting your "chops" together as you go along.
..and of course ..have fun..